Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Actually, it’s a beautiful sunny day where I am, but I’m guessing it’s raining somewhere, and I’m going to claim that as my excuse for this going out so late and so abbreviated!
Your need to read time today is 60-seconds.
Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 1950:
The National American Football League changes its name back to NFL. So for all you transgender sports fans who worry about the impact of changing your name to match your gender identity, take heart: If the NFL could do it twice, you can certainly do it, too!
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
Jaden Vazquez is Puerto Rican and Black, a college football player, and he is bisexual. Here’s his TikTok video for Sports Equality Foundation:
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Social Media Spotlight:
Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, author, advocate and Navy veteran Brynn Tannehill joins Karleigh and me in The Trans Sporter Room. She’s written a new book and gives us a sneak peek. It’s titled, American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy.
And we also discuss trans inclusion in sports and of course, Star Trek. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
Exhibition games are underway! Click here for MLB’s guide to your favorite teams’ schedules.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro hockey action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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